Lead Engineer of Audi told about the prospects of hybrid cars

March 10, 2014 at 6:20 pm

Volkswagen Group has for years been critical of the vehicles with additional electric motors, such as hybrids. But today the situation has changed. Ulrich Hackenberg, one of the leading engineers Volkswagen Group, as well as a board member of the technical department of Audi, in his last interview with Automotive News Europe said that the future – for electric cars.

Picture of 2013 Audi A3 e-tron

Picture of 2013 Audi A3 e-tron


At the automaker knew it long ago. However, apart from the emotional side of the issue for the development and mass production of hybrids need affordable technology, infrastructure and consumer demand (buyers waiting). Hackenberg said that there will be the hybrid hatchback A3 E-tron on the market after a few months. The car will be equipped with technology, plug-in-hybrid, that is able to be recharged from the mains. It is these hybrids are the most popular among buyers in many markets around the world. Engineer also believes that where popular hybrid cars, for example, in California, and will be successful sale of more expensive premium electric vehicles, such as the Tesla Model S.

Image of Tesla Model S

Image of Tesla Model S

As for the Audi A3 E-tron, then together with the conclusion of the model on the market automaker will introduce customers “new world service” up to “green” energy sources and installation in garages quick charger.

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